Communication in America

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1. No one really knows who was the first or when the first form of communication was established. Some might say as far back as around 4100-3800 BC. One of the earliest forms of communication was a cuneiform writing style with symbols on clay that represented records for land, grain, or livestock. Other excavations dating back to prehistoric times were that of old drawings in caves that depicted a story. Most drawings had something to do with food supply or the hunting of animals because wherever the animals migrated the hunters followed. At first drawings were used as representations of a story or message that someone was trying tell. Eventually the drawings transitioned over to represent sound and verbal communication was born. 2. Language existed long before writing. The first form of oral communication replaced the hoots and gestures that were still being used by less intelligent human beings. Oral communication describes any type of interaction that makes use of spoken words. The transfer of ideas and concepts from one individual to another, or to a group, was the most advantageous evolutionary adaptation of communication for the human race. Today we use oral communication for all different types of uses such as: personal discussions, presentations, telephone discourse, and informal conversation to name a few. But as technology advances oral communication has too evolved. You can now have face to face meetings via video conferences, video uploads on YouTube, or chatting online with Skype. Speaking has been and always will be a part of our lives. All individuals need to communicate to share their knowledge and information with others. However, the degree of its effectiveness depends upon your personal communication skills. The better your communications skills are, the better a person will understand you 3. The craft of writing was first developed by the Sumerians from the Mesopotamian Civilization. Normally they would use writing symbols that held meaning...
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